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How to Access file stored along with midlet programs

Krishna Chaitanya
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Joined: Dec 29, 2005
Posts: 7
Hi,
I'm facing some problems accessing files(text files) packaged along with midlet programs .

I have an application which consists of a midlet and a configuration file(text file). The configuration file is also bundled along with the midlet and deployed onto the mobile phone. Now I need to access the file and read its contents how do i do it. I tried it using FileConnection API and other methods, but in vain could not succeed. Given below is sample code form my application which i have written to access the file.

String url="file:///myfile.cfg"
InputConnection con = (InputConnection)Connector.open(url)

When i try runnignthe application it gives "Malformed url" Exception.

I request one and all to kindly suggest me how do I solve this problem. It is required very urgently.

Thanks
Roy Ben Ami
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Joined: Jan 13, 2002
Posts: 732
Hi.

Well, first if you got only 1 text file and it isn't too big, you can add the properties to the .jad file (assuming it is in the same format).

Then you can acess those properties easily using:
getAppProperty(String key) in your Midlet.

If you can't do that then you can use the getClass().getResourceAsStream() method:


Then use the regular streams methods to read the contens into a buffer and then to string...
[ January 22, 2006: Message edited by: Roy Ben Ami ]
 
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